Yachting World magazine, which circulates in more than 100 countries and is the World's leading sailing magazine, will sponsor the America's Cup Jubilee's Concours d'Elegance
Yachting World magazine, which circulates in more than 100 countries and is the World’s leading sailing magazine, will sponsor the America’s Cup Jubilee’s Concours d’Elegance. Designed for competition for an overall trophy and four divisional trophies, the Concours will be judged under the chairmanship of Yachting World’s Editor, Andrew Bray.
Bray’s judging panel will choose winners for the following categories:
- Vintage (up to 31 December 1949)
- Classic (up to 31 December 1975)
- Modern and Spirit of Tradition
Any one of the 37, 12-Metres entering the America’s Cup Jubilee, a class which stretches from before the Great War to the late 1980s, will be placed in one of the above categories depending on their year of build. The panel will then award the overall prize to one of the category winners.
As the name of the competition suggests, elegance will form the basis of the criteria by which the yachts will be judged. It should be stressed that any yacht, irrespective of whether she is ancient or modern, will be considered capable of winning. A combination of the look and lines of a yacht related to her year of build, together with the standard to which she has been maintained will also be considered by the judging panel.
Yachting World’s dedicated Supersail section covers the fast developing world of big yacht sailing and will be reporting in detail on the America’s Cup Jubilee celebrations in the October issue.